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Mobile man accused of murder in death of mentally ill person in group home

(image: WPMI) Police say 27-year-old Trent Yates had been physically and verbally abusive toward the decedent prior to his death.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 at approximately 11:43 p.m. police responded to Springhill Medical Center in reference to a 21-year-old male victim transported there from a group home for the mentally ill.

The victim was pronounced deceased upon arrival at the hospital.

Investigation revealed that 27-year-old Trent Yates had been physically and verbally abusive toward the decedent prior to his death.

Yates was arrested.

Charges have been upgraded to murder from assault first degree.

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